Multi-instrumentalists Victoria Coghlan & Luke Oldfield met in 2011 after Victoria returned from Paris to her home town, London. Whilst living in Paris Victoria discovered underground gipsy, dance and rap music scenes. She immersed herself in these new sounds, blending them together with her classical and choral musical background. Victoria's bedroom-recorded demo tapes, with their fusion of diverse influences, found their way to Luke in London and so the collaboration of Gypsyfingers began.
Luke is a producer, songwriter and musician who runs Tilehouse Studios in London, where his father Mike Oldfield recorded in the 1980's. Gypsyfingers' debut album was the first album to be recorded at Tilehouse Studios since 1987. Luke engineers at analogue studios in London including Toe Rag Studios where The White Stripes recorded Elephant. Recently, Luke co-engineered Metronomy’s album Love Letters, also playing lead guitar on the opening track of the same record. Luke played guitar at the spectacular London 2012 Olympics Opening Ceremony in Mike Oldfield’s band in front of a live audience of 80,000 in the Olympic Stadium and a television audience of over 1 billion.
Together Victoria and Luke blend the genres of folk, pop, spoken word, classical and electronic embedding magical songs in subtle soundscapes. Their debut album “Circus Life” is a collection of songs inspired by life, love, loss and dreams and has received positive reviews from the UK music press. The album was widely praised for being fresh-sounding and innovative.